Mississauga Arts Council 30th Anniversary Show

Over 100 artists showcased at the 30th Anniversary of the Mississauga Arts Council 

On Friday, August 24th, the Mississauga Arts Council celebrated it's 30th anniversary with a special free event at Mississauga's Celebration Square.

"Huge thanks goes out to the over 100 performers, filmmakers and visual artists who made this show happen.  We covered modern dance, urban music, art from Latin, Indian and Chinese cultures and more than I think anyone expected in one show.  The best part is that it was just a sneak peak of the talent brewing in this city," says producer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs who curated the show.

The show began at 5pm with free public film screenings on the large HD screens in the open air venue, visual arts exhibitions, and a fine arts and crafters marketplace. At 7pm the main stage performances began with music, dance, and spoken word.  In addition to the film screening and stage show, the audience witnessed visual artists creating work in the square as well as had the chance to join in and create their own sidewalk visual art pieces.

Though the evening were kudos and congratulations from prominent figures of the community such as MPP Dipika Damerla as well as Councillors Pat Saito, Chris Fonseca, Jim Tovey, Ron Starr, and Bonnie Crombie.  We also heard from Susan Burt (Director, Culture Division), Ron Lenyck (CEO, Living Arts Centre), Bohdan Shulakewych (President, Mississauga Arts Council Board), and the organizations first executive director, Laurie Pallette, among other artists and supporters.

Hosted by CityNews' Francis D'Souza, the all-ages event incorporated multidisciplinary, multicultural and collaborative stage presentations from some of the most talented artists in the city. 
"Having so many wonderful and talented artists come together is a true depiction of how far the Mississauga Arts Council has come over the past 30 years. And I've been able to witness the growth of the artistic community in the past decade" states Linda Thomas, current Executive Director of the Mississauga Arts Council.

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